Many of you know that I am a vegan, former coach and athletic director and very health conscious. I aspire that our camp menu always improves. At Camp Solomon Schechter I work with the kitchen staff to create a healthy menu. If you think of summer camp as being nothing more than adolescent frolicking and goofy inter-camp competitions, you may be surprised to learn that camp today is only a little like Bill Murray’s movie Meatballs. Now, summer camps are increasingly geared toward helping young people improve themselves.
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, conducted an obesity study in 2009. The study found that a large number of students were obese and not eating enough fruits or vegetables. Statistics showed that there are close to 10 million obese children in the US. According to the National Institutes of Health, 13% of all children ages 6 to 17 are overweight. Thus, a major objective for Schechter this summer will be to introduce children to more exercise and nutrition. Just like any athletic competition, a summer camp needs to have a solid game plan. I welcome any parent feedback on this important topic.
PS: CSS will have a new Chef and improved menu this summer! Stay tuned for an introduction of our new Chef!